unable to use GUI utilities that need root privileges in ubuntu
I am not much familiar with the commands that substitiute some of the GUI utitilities that require root privileges in ubuntu.
As I start the programs (e.g. Users and Groups), from the normal user graphical login (coz the root account is said to be disabled ...and i don't even think i was asked to set the root password), it terminates and closes itself.
Please help me make those GUI's worthwhile.
This absence of root and unknowing of it's password also affects, editing of some files in /etc or mounting of some win partitions manually.
i have formatted my linux partition and am taking my time to try a different flavor of linux. if someone has better ideas please suggest.